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Truth be told, if you’re only starting in the agricultural business, particularly in the milking department, it would be best to have great cash flow before investing in milk robots. These machines are not easy to make and install. Having these would mean less labor force in your farm. Before deciding to invest in one, consider different possibilities.
Milk robots help in improving the lifestyle of families managing their farms. It’s not a hands-on job, operating these. This gives the family more time to spend on other things. Although it lessens the need for people to milk the cows, handling the such machines require those with training, as with other machines. Milking robots require more skill and technique in milking as compared to simple milking machines. With a great cash flow, you’d next be thinking of your business expansion. If that’s the case, having one would suit you.
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A skill in feed management is needed as it would be necessary to keep cow flow consistent for the robots and always in good performance. You have to be willing to be on call 24/7, as robots make calls for notifications on the milking process. Repairs for these are not simple and remotely only mechanical. A skilled technician to fix the problems of the robot would cause less harm on the object as he would know the ins and outs of it. If someone on the farm learns about the robot and how to fix, that would lower the cost of the repairs.
All in all, investing in a milk robot would pay off very well if you have considered all these things.
Bennett J. Kireker here. I’m an agricultural scientist by degree and a salesman by choice. I sell farming machines that are mostly from Japan, and milking harvesting and processing equipment to farm owners and dairy farms. To know more about my field, click this link.